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In Which Chris Matthews Goes Too Far (Again)

Chris Matthews likes Tom Ridge. Like, a lot. As in, really, really thinks he's great. At least, one can't help... More

Barack-toberfest Metaphor-o-ama!

Oh, how clever the media got in describing Obama’s Berlin speech

When everyone’s talking about something, it can be hard to find new ways to describe it. But fear not, dear... More

Polling Questions: Sly Like A Fox

Fox News has conducted a poll, promisingly entitled, "Does Obama Get Better Treatment by the Press?" Well, we were, of... More

And…the NRO Weighs in on Barack-toberfest

This from National Review Online' s Jim Geraghty: 'There comes a time when we heed a certain call.' There was... More

Stewart Weighs in on Barack-toberfest

Are the media in the tank for Herr Obama? Jon Stewart says "Ja." More

Novak, Chapter Two: In Which Our Prince of Darkness Finds Himself Aggrieved

Robert Novak is feeling a bit glum today. Not, mind you, because of yesterday’s hit-(a pedestrian)-and-(try to)-run accident—“He’s not dead,... More

Media “In the Tank?” — Take 821

Jake Tapper authors the latest episode of the investigative newsmagazine-meets-serial soap opera that is The Media and Obama: Totally in... More

Anbar Awakening, MSM Sleeping

Where are the mainstreamers on McCain’s major mistake?

There are gaffes, and then there are Gaffes. And yesterday, John McCain made a Gaffe. Speaking with Katie Couric about... More

David Carr’s Spud Missiles

Who knew? Starchy root vegetables make brilliant literary devices! Well, apparently, David Carr—Times media reporter and, currently, everyone's favorite rehabilitated... More

John McCain and the Authenticity Trap

Why “let McCain be McCain” doesn’t wash

In an early episode of The West Wing, President Jed Bartlet and his chief of staff, Leo McGarry—struggling with what... More

Amen, Deborah Howell

The WaPo's ombudsman, Deborah Howell, joins the choir pleading for more substance in campaign coverage: My monitoring of political stories... More

The Onion on the “Definitive Obama Puff Piece”

Read all about "Boogyin' With Barack." More

FBN: When Word Games Attack!

From the I'd-be-cringing-in-horror-if-I-weren't-laughing-so-hard department: footage of noted nuance-lover Barack Obama submitting to free-association game-playing while being interviewed about the economy.... More

Wiki-ocracy in America

Wikipedia, aid and scourge of journalists the world over, is considering adding a layer of monitoring to protect the site... More

What’s She Compensating For?

Good news for all you tired, you poor, you huddled bloggers yearning not to work for free: you might be... More

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

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